Congratulations to ECWC alumna, Amy Paige Condon. Earlier this month, Amy received her MFA (specializing in literary journalism and creative nonfiction) from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She was also awarded the Presidential Medal by SCAD President Paula Wallace.
Congrats to WIP Alumna Nicole Roberge. Nicole’s memoir, HANG IN THERE, WHEREVER “THERE” IS, will be published in 2010 by Chipmunka Publishing. Based in London, the publisher focuses on both factual and creative literature dealing with mental health disorders.
Congratulations to Karina Berg Johansson (WIP ’08, ’09) who has just sold the rights to the novel she was working on during the 2009 Writers in Paradise conference. Synvilla in Swedish, or Delusion in English, will be published in Swedish as a YA novel by the Swedish publisher Rabén & Sjögren in the fall of 2010.
Karina was also selected for “Best Of” her 2009 novel workshop with Dennis Lehane and an excerpt of her novel appears in Sabal Vol 4.
Congratulations to WIP Alumna Lori Roy (’06, ’08, ’09). Lori was recently signed by literary agent Jenny Bent at The Bent Agency. Her novel, BENT ROAD, was bought at auction by Denise Roy at Dutton. BENT ROAD is slated for publication in 2010.
In addition to attending Writers in Paradise, Lori has also studied at the Solstice Summer Writers’ Conference at Pine Manor College.
Congrats to Angie Jones (WIP ’06, ’08, ’09) whose free-verse poem “Berry Picking” and personal essay “A Test of Love” appeared in the 2009 Eckerd Review.
Angie will also have the opportunity to serve as a PEL student representative on the Editorial Board of the 2010 Eckerd Review, the literary review of Eckerd College.
Congrats to WIP Alumna, Lily Prellezo. Her book, written in collaboration with Jose Basulto; Seagull One: The True Story of Jose Basulto and Brothers to the Rescue will be published in Fall 2010 by the University Press of Florida.
The nonfiction narrative tells the story of the seventeen nationalities that came together in multi-ethnic Miami to save the lives of the rafters leaving Cuba during the 1990s. On February 24, 1996, Castro ordered two planes shot down, killing three Americans and one U.S. resident. The pilots were a broad spectrum of ex-CIA freedom-fighters, teenage pilots, and soccer moms.
Great news from WIP Alumna, Angie Jones. Her poem “First Taste of War” was awarded honorable mention in New Millennium Writings’ Winter 2007-08 poetry contest and was published in New Millennium Writings 2008-09.